Constance Wu is sharing some rare details about her daughter, who she and her partner boyfriend Ryan Kattner welcomed to the world last summer.
During a virtual appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Friday, May 21, the Crazy Rich Asians star gushed about her baby girl, and in particular, one unique feature of her daughter’s anatomy.
‘I had a beautiful baby girl in August,’ she said as the live studio audience cheered. And when asked how motherhood is going, she casually replied: ‘Oh, she’s the best, she’s the best. She has a full head of hair. You know, she has a blue butt.’
Gushing: Constance Wu, 39, made rare comments about her nine-month-old daughter, who she revealed has a ‘blue butt’ during a virtual appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Friday, May 21
At first, Fallon ‘skipped over’ Wu’s blue butt revelation and went right on to his next question for the first-time mother.
But after being called out by Wu for not following up on her comment, the host admitted he thought he misunderstood her.
‘Wait she has a blue butt?’ Fallon asked with a confused grin and smile on his face.
Keeping her poker face, the Hustlers star again shot back casually: ‘Yes, her butt is the color blue.’
‘Is it for printing purposes? Like they put it in ink? Why is her butt blue?’ Fallon responded, all while still sounding confused.
Over his head: At first, Fallon ‘skipped over’ Wu’s blue butt revelation about her daughter because he thought he misheard her, which got laughs from the actress and the audience
Cats out of the bag: After keeping a poker face about her baby girl’s blue butt with Fallon, Wu revealed that it’s actually ‘a Mongolian spot’
Medical term: Mongolian spots are congenital birthmarks that are most commonly found in individuals with an Asian or African ethnic background; this is a generic example of blue butt
After joking about wanting to look into how she could benefit from her daughter’s blue butt, Wu finally shared the meaning behind a baby’s bluish anatomy.
‘There’s this thing, I had never heard of it before. But it’s called a Mongolian spot. Apparently, it happens in a lot of Asian babies, and my boyfriend and I are both Asian. And it’s where your butt is blue for like the first two years of your life, and then it just goes away.’
Seemingly not convinced Wu was telling the truth, the host pondered whether she was leading into some sort of joke or bit.
After asking for assistance from the audience, it was revealed that one person had a blue butt when they were an infant.
Wu added, ‘Well, I just think it’s a very special thing, and it’s not something she gets to show off while she’s walking down the street. Not that she’s walking yet. But I thought I would just tell you about her little blue butt. It’s very special.’
Their daughter’s blue booty was special enough that Kattner, who’s the frontman for the rock band Man Man, wrote a song about it that will be on his next studio album.
The result: Mongolian spots typically disappear within a year or two after birth
Blue butt song: Wu said her partner Ryan Kattner, the frontman for the rock band Man Man, wrote a song about their daughter’s blue butt that will be on his next studio album
According to the U.S. National Library Of Medicine – National Institutes Of Health, Mongolian spots (MS) are congenital birthmarks seen most commonly over the lumbosacral area, which is the area near the small of the back and the back part of the pelvis between the hips.
They are bluish-green to black in color and oval to irregular in shape. They are most commonly found in individuals with an Asian or African ethnic background.
Wu is currently promoting the new anthology drama series Solos, which premiered on Amazon Prime Video on Friday.
The seven-episode series ponders what it means to be human, arguing that we are connected to others through shared experiences, even in our most isolated moments. It also also stars Morgan Freeman, Anne Hathaway, Helen Mirren, Uzo Aduba, Anthony Mackie, Dan Stevens and Nicole Beharie.
In recent months, the Virginia native has been shooting the upcoming thriller drama series The Terminal List alongside Chris Pratt, Taylor Kitsch, Riley Keough, Jeanne Tripplehorn and Patrick Schwarzenegger.
In demand: The actress is currently promoting her new drama series Solos, which also stars Morgan Freeman, Anne Hathaway, Helen Mirren, Uzo Aduba, Anthony Mackie, Dan Stevens and Nicole Beharie; she will also star in the thriller drama series The Terminal List, alongside Chris Pratt, Taylor Kitsch, Riley Keough, Jeanne Tripplehorn and Patrick Schwarzenegger